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Saturday, July 8 • 9:30am - 11:00am
The Political Economy of Food

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We live in a society that has millions that starve as well as millions that are considered overweight. We have a food system that fails to feed millions while at the same time lures millions of others to buy industrially produced food that fails to meet basic nutritional requirements. The cause of both is profit—it's not profitable to feed the hungry, but it’s quite profitable to sell cheap processed food stuffed with salt, fat, and sugar. Meanwhile, our agriculture system, though productive enough to feed us all, uses technology that undermines the very basis of soil fertility and agricultural sustainability. The talk will discuss how we can get to a society where our agricultural systems are sustainable and can feed us all—where food is plentiful, good, and accessible to all.

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Elizabeth Terzakis

Elizabeth Terzakis is a long-time member of the ISO and a contributor to Education and Capitalism, published by Haymarket Press.

Saturday July 8, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Grant Park C/D